When La Jollan J.J. lsler and her teammate came from behind to win an Olympic silver medal in sailing last week, her family and friends were ecstatic. As were George Pratt and Peter Lambrou, two S.D. psychologists. Why? Because Isler had sought Pratt’s help to conquer self-doubt and get mentally prepped for Sydney.
Pratt and Lambrou are promoting a technique to help people handle emotional stress and think positively. They say it combines the latest brain research with age-old acupressure practices. To spread the word – no office visit necessary – the psychologists have written a self-help book, “Intstant Emotional Healing.”
lsler’s husband, Peter, a navigator for sailing’s Team Dennis Conner, drew upon the techniques during last winter’s America’s Cup races in New Zealand.